At an August campaign event in Norwood, Mass., Donald Trump, who's pledged to self-fund his bid for the presidency, made clear to reporters "this is not a fundraiser."
According to the latest Federal Election Commission records, however, Trump received nearly $87,000 from residents of the 10-square-mile town in the third fundraising quarter — the largest sum contributed to the Republican front-runner's presidential campaign from any zip code in the U.S.
In August, local automobile dealer Ernie Boch Jr. hosted a $100-per-plate campaign event for Trump at his Norwood mansion where Trump supporters and curious spectators could pay to hear the billionaire businessman speak.
"This is not a fundraiser tonight, just so you understand," Trump told members of the press outside the sprawling Massachusetts estate at the time.
Trump and Boch reportedly insisted that any money raised from the event would be used to cover the cost of the event itself, but attendees were free to make additional donations once they'd met the $100 entry fee.Read more on WashingtonExaminer.com